Chateau LaTour Pauillac 1995

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Chateau LaTour Pauillac 1995

So on Monday night we opened the most expensive wine (~$370) that any of us in the room had ever tasted. We'd had this bottle for about 2 years, waiting for the right time to open it, and since Uncle Peter hasn't been over to visit us, we decided to open it anyway. ;)

The reviews that we'd read said that it was fruity with a heavy oak aftertaste, which mellowed after 2004. It was very nice, and enjoyable to drink, although maybe we should have had a better meal to go with it than Joe's Pizza. I could definitely taste the raspberries, violet and oak, with most others in the room saying the same thing.

Last Saturday we did go out in the VA countryside and do some tasting. The plan was to hit 4-5 wineries, which was narrowed down to 2 after the first winery - Pearmund Cellars - had us taste what 13 different wines for $5. The second winery we hit was one of our favorites- Gadino Cellars - so we did end up purchasing a couple of bottles, none of which cost close to $370 :)


At 4/03/2007 5:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reference the wine, you could have posted it via DHL. I'm not proud. We visited a cheap and cheerful warehouse in Calais recently and aquired some rather pleasant and cheeky red wine. Good for tenderising meat, descaling plumbing and creating some rather nasty hangovers. I note the diet is working well and if you indulge in blood sports you get no sympathy.

At 4/06/2007 2:48 PM, Blogger Simon Heseltine said...

At some point there'll be a before & after picture posted on here, so you'll be able to see if the diet is working well or not :)

At 4/09/2007 12:09 PM, Anonymous Sheila said...

So, did you think that the wine justified the $370 price tag?

At 4/09/2007 12:12 PM, Blogger Simon Heseltine said...

Ah, well given that we won it in a raffle for $20, yes :)

Would I have paid that much for it? No. But it was interesting to taste the difference.


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